Re: Edgy Eft & FX5200 monitor/TV goes into standy/blank with GDM
If your CRT doesn't display anything, even before starting X, then this isn't an nvidia driver bug, its a hardware problem or a VBIOS bug. However, I doubt that you're helping the situation by disabling the EDID:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseEDID" "False"
According to your bug report, X is falling back to a 640x480 mode.